Engage with Kogod Opportunities to further your education

The Kogod School of Business encourages students to get involved with the Kogod community outside of their coursework. These programs are designed to give proactive students opportunities to succeed, network and advance their business skill set.

If you are interested in any of the programs below, please contact Andrew Toczydlowski at andrew@american.edu for more information or visit ksbinvolvement.youcanbook.me to make an appointment.

 

Dish With The Dean

Dish with the Dean lunch allows students to have a personal conversation with their dean.

Each month, we invite a small group of undergraduate or graduate students to enjoy an informal lunch with Dean John Delaney. The lunch is a unique opportunity to have an interactive conversation with your Dean.

Topics of discussion vary but can include things like your experiences in Kogod, what you'd like to see in the future, what you're worried or excited about after graduation; there's no limit. The goal of the program is to give the Dean an opportunity to get to know students and give students the opportunity to learn more about their Dean and Kogod.

The event is open to all Kogod students, but space is limited and students must RSVP for the event (links will be included in the weekly newsletters).


Making a Difference

Kogod students volunteer to create solutions to problems they care about.

The "Making a Difference is Our Business" program provides the opportunity for graduate students to work together on service projects several times throughout the year.

Launched in 2008, this group has worked with Washington Parks and People, a nonprofit devoted to restoring area parks; and D.C. Central Kitchen, one of the city's largest soup kitchens and food outreach services; The Capital Area Food Bank, who works to solve hunger and related issues in our area; and many more.

For questions about the program or if you are an external organization seeking volunteers, contact Andrew Toczydlowski at andrew@american.edu.


Beta Gamma Sigma Kogod School of Business Chapter

BGS members are recognized for integrity, academic achievement, and lifelong learning.

Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition available to academically outstanding business students and faculty from an AACSB accredited undergraduate or graduate program.

The honor society promotes academic achievement as well as personal and professional excellence and the membership process is highly selective and competitive. Those invited must meet the following criteria:

  • Undergraduates who have second-semester sophomore standing (by credit hours completed) whose GPAs rank in the top 10% of their class.

  • Top 10% of undergraduates with junior and senior standing (by credit hours completed).

  • Transfer students meeting the above criteria pertaining to their class, after completing the equivalent of one full year of coursework at the chapter's university.
  • Top 20% of graduate business students who have completed at least half of their academic program.

  • Faculty who have earned a doctorate from and AACSB-accredited institution, those who are tenured business faculty, or those who have taught in Kogod for at least 6 years on a non-tenured track.

Eligible Kogod undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty are invited to join in early spring and a reception to recognize inductees is held in late spring.

Members of Beta Gamma Sigma are recognized in the business world for their commitment to integrity, academic excellence, and pursuit of lifelong learning. Members enjoy benefits such as discounts and special offers on publications, test prep programs, and financial services, as well as career assistance.

For more information about Beta Gamma Sigma's Kogod chapter, please contact the advisors: Andrew Toczydlowski (andrew@american.edu) or Sarah Mady (mady@american.edu).


Kogod Case Competition

Kogod students presenting at the 2016 Case Competition.

The Kogod Case Competition is an excellent opportunity for students to work in teams and sharpen their communication skills, presentation style, and problem-solving techniques.

Participants will craft and present recommendations to solve a business case. Students have the opportunity to network with over 60 business leaders who judge the competition.

The event is open to all graduate and undergraduate students at AU and invited Kogod-partner schools. For more information visit Kogod's Case Competition Homepage. The website also provides information on the most current competition.